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Teaching Pre-Employment Skills to 14-17 Year Olds : the Autism Works Now!® Method.

Author: Joanne Lara; Susan Osborne; Temple Grandin
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.
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Teaching young people with autism workplace skills while they are still school-aged is essential for helping them get jobs once they are ready to enter employment. This ready-made curriculum does exactly that, with a structured program for teaching groups of students aged 14-17 vital pre-employment skills, from interviewing to networking.
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Lara, Joanne.
Teaching Pre-Employment Skills to 14-17 Year Olds : The Autism Works Now!® Method.
London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joanne Lara; Susan Osborne; Temple Grandin
ISBN: 9781784503789 1784503789
OCLC Number: 1001367886
Notes: Chapter 6. Landing a Job.
Description: 1 online resource (266 pages)
Contents: Teaching Pre-Employment Skills to 14-17-Year-Olds: The Autism Works Now!® Method by Joanne Lara and Susan Osborne; Foreword by Temple Grandin; Preface by Joanne Lara; Introduction ; Part I: UNDERSTANDING AUTISM WORKS NOW® METHOD ; Chapter 1. The Importance of Work; What is meaningful work?; Why are friends important in a job search?; How are individuals with autism affected in their ability in finding and keeping a job?; How is autism treated and how can the basis of those treatments assist individuals with autism in the workplace? What are hard and soft job skills and how do these skills affect individuals with autism in the workplace?What more can be done to help individuals with autism succeed in the workplace?; Why is it important to teach workplace readiness skills to middle and high school students with autism?; How can we address the unmet needs of middle and high school students with autism and their ability to secure and sustain meaningful employment?; How does the AWN Method accomplish these goals?; Why are participants in the AWN program called candidates? ; What is the format of classroom meetings? What is the format of field trips?How is this book formatted? ; How does the book accommodate for the needs of middle and high school students with autism?; Chapter 2. Matching the Job to the Individual and Filling in the Blanks ; Why is it important to match an individual with autism to a job that is suited to their interests, skills, and abilities?; How do you determine an individual's interests, skills, and abilities?; How do you use a candidate's preferences in exploring possible job options?; What workplace paperwork is covered in the workshop?; Chapter 3. Getting Organized with Google. How do you help candidates improve their executive functioning skills?What are the various Google apps used in the Workplace Readiness Workshop?; Chapter 4. Dress for Success; Why is it important to discuss dressing well on the job in a workplace readiness program?; How important is dress when going for a job interview?; How do you teach candidates the concept of matching attire to the culture of the company?; How do you teach candidates the importance of wearing clothes that fit properly?; How do you teach candidates about dress variations within a company's culture? How do you provide candidates with additional information on dressing for the workplace?Do you incorporate social media in classroom instruction?; Chapter 5. Interview Essentials; What are the biggest fears people have about job interviews?; What is the most important goal for a job interview?; How do you teach candidates the key steps in preparing for an interview?; Is there any additional information that is covered in the workshop during Interview Essentials?; What else does the workshop provide to candidates to help them generalize the information about interview preparation?

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